The new OSCE ambassador, De Sanctis: Tirana, a very dynamic city
The Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, today welcomed the new OSCE ambassador to Tirana, Guido De Sanctis, in his office.
"I hope that the good tradition that we have started with the OSCE over the years will continue to grow in this cooperation that we are starting together. Meanwhile, it is excellent news that Tirana will be the Presidency of "B40" for the next year. This means that we can use this year, together with other OSCE branches in our region, to work more with cities, with local democracy, with municipal councils, with urban planning, with the way we operate with local decision-making. to further increase transparency. I can't wait that even in this great partnership between cities, we will have a good cooperation in this unique opportunity that has been given to Tirana to be the presidency of the "B40" for 2024", said Veliaj.
The OSCE Ambassador, Guido De Sanctis, said during the meeting:
"This is a very dynamic city and now I understand why, I really like Tirana. The city is growing and the hospitality here is exceptional. I represent the OSCE and I understand that we have a long history of cooperation with the municipality. We want to increase this cooperation, we want to develop it. We have projects, we are discussing what we can do in the future and I am sure that it is also in the interest of the people of Albania, of Tirana, and it is also in the interest of the security of the region. I know that the "S" in OSCE stands for security. With what is happening in the world today, I think that security should be something that we have to work for every day", said De Sanctis.